Cherkovo is a small, vibrant village set in rolling countryside in South Eastern Bulgaria. The village has easy access to the airport and beaches at Burgas, and currently has a population of 250 people.Whilst Cherkovo has a number of Russian and British residents, it remains a very authentic Bulgarian village where life continues at the same steady pace that generations have enjoyed.
Cherkovo is renowned for the quality of garlic, onions and grapes grown in the fertile black soil which blankets the valley in which the village lies.The surrounding countryside is ideal for pony trekking, walking and off roading with numerous tracks and byways between the surrounding villages.
The villagers are warm and very welcoming, and enjoy sharing a glass or two of home made rakia or wine with their friends. Whilst English is not widely spoken in the village, communication is rarely a problem, and adds to the fun of making new friends.
Cherkovo is a great place to live, especially for those looking to escape and settle down to a simpler lifestyle. As the typical garden is 1/4 to 1/2 acre in size (1000 - 2000 sq m), it is ideal for people looking towards self sufficient living, and there is abundant space for chickens and other livestock. Typically the villagers rear their own pigs, chickens, sheep and keep goats for milk.
The cost of living here is far below that on the UK and most other Western European countries, so why not come and investigate what Bulgaria has to offer?
Making the move to any Country is made easier with the support and guidance of others who have already done so, and we hope this website will give you an insight into Bulgarian life.
Be sure to come and visit. You will find the villagers welcoming and the summer skies clear and blue. Even the winters are crisp and fresh with pristine snow beneath clear skies. A roaring wood fire, a glass or two of rakia and the company of friends - this is life.
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